EPA awards $2.3M to 21 small businesses for novel tech like PFAS water remediation

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is giving $2.3 million in funding for 21 small businesses to develop technologies that will help...

Future Food Today cookbook brings algae and insects to kitchen table

In Denmark, IKEA’s research and design laboratory, known as SPACE10, released a new cookbook that features recipes with algae, seaweed, insects, spirulina and other...

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In Jersey, a small island in the English Channel that has dealt with an annual green sea lettuce in St. Aubin’s Bay is now...

Just the tonic! Legume biorefining for alcohol has potential

In the United Kingdom, researchers from Abertay University and other UK universities found that the leguminous crop, pea (Pisum sativum L.), could be a...

BASF expands NOR light and heat stabilizer for agricultural plastics

In Germany, BASF expands its NOR technology to help farmers continuously produce in a sustainable way with their Tinuvin NOR 356 which protects and...

Surfs up! Making a water sport greener with biobased surfboards

In France, Notox is using recycled and biobased materials for creating more eco-friendly surfboards. They are using recycled EPS (expanded polystyrene) foam, renewable resources...

Dress with CO2 – Elastic textile fibers made from carbon dioxide

In Germany, Covestro and its partners, foremost the Institute of Textile Technology at RWTH Aachen University and various textile manufacturers, are developing the production...

AMOÉBA’s substance fights against rust disease in field crops

In France, AMOÉBA, producer of a biological biocide, announced an efficacy of more than 85% of its amoeba lysate Willaertia magna C2c Maky in...

Lenzing Group builds world’s largest lyocell fiber plant in Thailand

In Austria, Lenzing plans to invest more than EUR 1 billion in new lyocell fiber production facilities over the next few years. The first...

Know where your food really comes from? Counterfeit-proof food profiles could be the future

In Germany, University of Hohenheim is working on new methods to determine the origin of plant foods so what a food producer says about...

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